Regiment "Lancieri di Aosta" (6th)

The Regiment "Lancieri di Aosta" (6th) (Italian: Reggimento "Lancieri di Aosta" (6°) - "Lancers of Aosta") is a cavalry regiment of the Italian Army based in Palermo in Sicily. Originally a Dragoon unit of the Savoyard state its recruiting area was the Duchy of Aosta. The regiment reformed as a Lancer unit in 1860. Today the regiment is the reconnaissance unit of the Mechanized Brigade "Aosta".[3]

Regiment "Lancieri di Aosta" (6th)
Reggimento "Lancieri di Aosta" (6°)
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Regimental coat of arms
Active16 September 1774 - today[1]
Country Italy
BranchItalian Army
Part ofMechanized Brigade "Aosta"
Garrison/HQPalermo
Motto(s)"Aosta d' fer"
Anniversaries24 June 1866 - Battle of Custoza
DecorationsValor militare gold medal BAR.svg Valor militare silver medal BAR.svg Valor militare bronze medal BAR.svg Valor militare bronze medal BAR.svg Valor militare bronze medal BAR.svg Valor dell'esercito bronze medal BAR.svg Croce di guerra al valor militare BAR.svg
1x Gold Medal of Military Valour
1x Silver Medal of Military Valour
3x Bronze Medals of Military Valour
1x Bronze Medal of Army Valour
1x War Cross of Military Valour[2]
Insignia
"Lancieri di Aosta" gorget patches
Mostrina - "Lancieri di Aosta" (6°).png
Mostrina - "Lancieri di Aosta" (6°).png

Current structureEdit

As of 2019 the Regiment "Lancieri di Aosta" (6th) consists of:

  •   Regimental Command, in Palermo
    • Command and Logistic Support Squadron
    • 1st Reconnaissance Squadrons Group
      • 1st Reconnaissance Squadron "Custoza"
      • 2nd Reconnaissance Squadron "Novara"
      • 3rd Reconnaissance Squadron "Corgnolo"
      • Heavy Armor Squadron "Neghelli"

The Command and Logistic Support Squadron fields the following platoons: C3 Platoon, Transport and Materiel Platoon, Medical Platoon, and Commissariat Platoon. The three reconnaissance squadrons are equipped with VTLM Lince vehicles and Centauro tank destroyers, the latter of which are scheduled to be replaced by Freccia reconnaissance vehicles. The Heavy Armor Squadron is equipped with Centauro tank destroyers, which are being replaced by Centauro II tank destroyers. With the introduction of the Freccia reconnaissance vehicles the reconnaissance squadrons will be reduced from three to two.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Reggimento "Lancieri di Aosta" (6°) - La Storia". Italian Army. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Reggimento "Lancieri di Aosta" (6°) - Il Medagliere". Italian Army. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Reggimento "Lancieri di Aosta" (6°)". Italian Army. Retrieved 17 November 2019.